Warriors Programs

About

The Warriors Programs are made of two different programs:
1. Awakening the Warrior Woman Within
2. Awakening the Warrior Within – Men’s Warrior’s

While many people think of colonialism as a thing of the past, it is actually a complex system that continues to influence the lives of Indigenous peoples today. Intersections of ongoing neglect, racism, sexism, and other expressions of colonialism contribute to violence within Indigenous families.

The intent is to provide an opportunity to support Indigenous Men and Women, 19 + years of age, who are ready and willing to examine their relationship with this historical and ongoing colonial context and their own family dynamics within a safe, trauma-informed, culturally grounded program.

Services

Inquiry Form

Intake is by phone (250) 384-3211 or in person between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm Monday to Friday. Inquiries for intake can be done by completing the below form. All referrals must go through Intake.


How to Reach Us

9:00am – 4:00pm
Monday to Friday

231 Regina Avenue
Victoria, BC
V8Z 1J6

Office: (250) 384-3211
Fax: (250) 384-1586

Facilitator: Julie Bell

Awakening the Warrior Within – Men’s Warrior’s

The “Awakening the Warrior Within” program has been developed to support Indigenous men, 19+ years of age, who are ready and willing to examine their relationship with Family Violence. The intent of the program is to provide an opportunity for Indigenous men to gain a deeper understanding of family violence and its impact on self, family and Community.

“I am grateful to all the men who have decided to walk a path of peacemaking in their relationships with their families and the wider community. They are wanting to take up the more traditional roles of males that our men once had in the past, providing safety, security, support and teachings for the next generations as we continue to break the cycle of violence for nothing. They are all truly Awakened Warriors.” – Glenn Patterson, facilitator

Program Content:

  • Creating a vision of what a community free of family violence would look like, sound like, and feel like
  • Gaining a sense of self/reclaiming
  • Identifying what a respectful relationship would look like
  • Defining family violence and effects of family violence
  • Cycle of stopping family violence

Program runs 4 weeks in length

Awakening the Warrior Woman Within

A program for women who have experienced violence. These programs have been developed to support Indigenous Women, 19 + years of age, who are ready and willing to examine their relationship with Family Violence. The intent of the program is to provide an opportunity for Indigenous Women to gain a deeper understanding of family violence and its impact on self, family, and community. Program Content: – Creating a vision of what a community free of family violence would look like, sound like, and feel like – Gaining a sense of self/reclaiming – Identifying what a respectful relationship would look like – Defining family violence and effects of family violence – Cycle of stopping family violence Program runs 4 weeks in length.

Young Warriors

The 6-week Empowerment Program is for kids ages 7-12 and is hosted through the ECD Department. Followed by a 6-week Connections Program for kids ages 7-12.

Program Content:
• Coping with Strong Emotions
• Standing up to Bullies
• Healthy Relationships
• Expressing Boundaries
• Health & Wellness
• Connecting to Culture

Participants will receive a certificate upon completion.

Monday afternoon drop-in from 4pm – 6pm open for any current or past program participants.

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